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Biographical entry Udovicic, Frank (1966 - )

Botanist and Phylogenetic systematist


Frank Udovicic was the first molecular systematist to be appointed to the National Herbarium of Victoria. His research is on the phylogeny and classification of Australian plants with a strong emphasis on molecular phylogenetics of eucalypts and other genera in the family Myrtaceae. In 2003 he became Manager, Plant Sciences, at the Herbarium.



Education - Bachelor of Science (Honours), First Class, University of Melbourne, Australia
Education - PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia
1995 - 1997
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow, CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra
1997 - 1999
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Melbourne
1999 - 2003
Career position - Molecular Systematist, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
2003 -
Career position - Manager, Plant Sciences, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Education - Diploma of Business (Frontline Management), Box Hill Institute

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Journal Articles

  • Bayly, M. J., Udovicic, F., Gibbs, A. K., Parra-O, C., and Ladiges, P. Y., 'Ribosomal DNA pseudogenes are widespread in the eucalypt group (Myrtaceae): implications for phylogenetic analysis.', Cladistics, 24 (2) (2008), 131-146. Details
  • Bayly, M.J., Rigault, P., Spokevicius, A., Ladiges, P.Y., Ades, P.K., Anderson, C., Bossinger, G., Merchant, A., Udovicic, F., Woodrow, I. and Tibbits, J., 'Chloroplast genome analysis of Australian eucalypts - Eucalyptus, Corymbia, Angophora, Allosyncarpia and Stockwellia (Myrtaceae).', Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 69 (2013), 704-716. Details
  • Gibbs, A. K., Udovicic, F., Drinnan, A. N., and Ladiges, P. Y., 'Phylogeny and classification of Eucalyptus subgenus Eudesmia (Myrtaceae) based on nuclear ribosomal DNA, chloroplast DNA and morphology.', Australian Systematic Botany, 22 (3) (2009), 158-179. Details
  • Kellermann, J. and Udovicic, F., 'A revision of the Cryptandra propinqua complex (Rhamnaceae: Pomaderreae).', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 128 (2007), 81-98. Details
  • Ladiges, P. Y., Udovicic, F. and Drinnan, A. N., 'Eucalypt phylogeny - molecules and morphology.', Australian Systematic Botany, 8 (1995), 483-497. Details
  • Ladiges, P. Y., Udovicic, F. and Drinnan, A. N., 'Eucalypt phylogeny: molecules and morphology.', Australian Systematic Botany, 8 (4) (1995), 483-497. Details
  • Ladiges, P., Parra-O C., Gibbs, A., Udovicic, F., Nelson, G., and Bayly, M., 'Historical biogeographical patterns in continental Australia: congruence among areas of endemism of two major clades of eucalypts.', Cladistics, 27 (1) (2011), 29-41. Details
  • Ladiges, P.Y. and Udovicic, F., 'Comment on molecular dating of the age of eucalypts.', Australian Systematic Botany, 18 (2005), 291-293. Details
  • Ladiges, Pauline, Udovicic, Frank and Nelson, Gareth, 'Australian biogeographical connections and the phylogeny of large genera in the plant family Myrtaceae', Journal of Biogeography, 30 (7) (2003), 989-998. Details
  • Parra-O, C., Bayly, M., Udovicic, F. and Ladiges, P., 'ETS sequences support the monophyly of the eucalypt genus Corymbia (Myrtaceae).', Taxon, 55 (3) (2006), 653-663. Details
  • Parra-O, C., Bayly, M.J. Drinnan, A., Udovicic, F. and Ladiges, P., 'Phylogeny, major clades and infrageneric classiļ¬cation of Corymbia (Myrtaceae), based on nuclear ribosomal DNA and morphology.', Australian Systematic Botany, 22 (2009), 384-399. Details
  • Sauquet, H., Ho, S.Y.W., Gandolfo, M.A., Jordan, G.J., Wilf, P., Cantrill D.J., Bayly, M.J., Bromham, L., Brown, G.K., Carpenter, R.J., Lee, D.M., Murphy, D.J., Sniderman J.M.K. and Udovicic F., 'Testing the impact of calibration on molecular divergence times using a fossil-rich group: the case of Nothofagus (Fagales).', Systematic Biology, 61 (2) (2012), 289-313. Details
  • Udovicic, F. and Murphy, D. J., 'Successful DNA amplification from Acacia (Leguminosae) and other refractory Australian plants and fungi using a nested/semi-nested PCR protocol.', Muelleria, 16 (2002), 47-53. Details
  • Udovicic, F., Ladiges, P.Y., 'Informativeness of nuclear and chloroplast DNA regions and the phylogeny of the eucalypts and related genera (Myrtaceae).', Kew Bulletin, 55 (2000), 633-645. Details
  • Udovicic, F., McFadden, G. I. and Ladiges, P. Y., 'Phylogeny of Eucalyptus and Angophora based on 5S rDNA spacer sequence data.', Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 4 (3) (1995), 247-256. Details


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